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Valenzuela Named Interim VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Marco Antonio Valenzuela

Marco Antonio Valenzuela has been named interim vice president of student affairs and dean of students at Harvey Mudd College for the 2021–2022 academic year. Valenzuela joined the College’s Division of Student Affairs in September 2018 as assistant dean for housing and residential life. In 2019, he was promoted to associate dean of students and […]

Guerra Earns Master’s and Promotes Leadership and Social Justice at HMC

Elaine Guerra

Elaine Guerra, biology department lab manager at Harvey Mudd College, earned a master’s of professional studies in psychology of leadership from Penn State World Campus in May. She’s now using her enhanced skills to foster effective leadership within the HMC community. “I took one class per semester plus one accelerated course during the summers,” says […]

Sandoval Awarded NASPA Region VI Dorothy Keller New Professional Award

Karen Romero Sandoval

Karen Romero Sandoval, assistant director for housing and first year experiences at Harvey Mudd College, was awarded the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region VI Dorothy Keller New Professional Award at the 2020 NASPA Western Regional Conference. The Keller New Professional Award recognizes a professional with less than five years of full-time experience […]

Graham Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Stephanie Graham

Stephanie Graham, senior editor and director of communications at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation. The announcement was made by the Universal Accreditation Board, a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs this competency certification program. […]

Palucki Blake Receives Order of the Wart

Laura Palucki Blake

Laura Palucki Blake, assistant vice president for institutional research and effectiveness, received the Order of the Wart from the Harvey Mudd College Alumni Association in appreciation for her contributions to the alumni community during her six-year tenure. An expert in assessment, Palucki Blake works with faculty, departments, programs and the academic leadership of the College […]

Briggs Awarded Mudd Prize

Thyra Briggs

Thyra Briggs, vice president for admission and financial aid, is the recipient of the 2020 Henry T. Mudd Prize, an award that recognizes extraordinary service. The honor was announced at the College’s Convocation ceremony, held virtually via Zoom, Aug. 25. Awardees receive $6,000, $3,000 of which is designated for use within the College at the […]

Staff Members Coons and Givigliano Retire

Harvey Mudd College, Olin building

Harvey Mudd College announced the retirement of two longtime employees this summer. David Coons, director of foundation relations, retired July 24 after serving for over 15 years within the Advancement Office, securing funding from and growing partnerships with foundations and corporate partners. Prior to HMC, Coons was director of foundation and government relations at the […]

Debbie Laird Receives 2020 Binder Prize

Debbie Laird

Debbie Laird, administrative coordinator for the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, was selected to receive the 2020 Mary G. Binder Prize, announced the Selection Committee. The Mary G. Binder Prize honors a member of HMC’s support staff “who combines a record of exceptional service with a truly helpful and friendly attitude toward […]

HMC Honors Outstanding Staff Members

Leadership Award Winners Outstanding Staff Member

During Harvey Mudd College’s eighth annual Leadership Awards, BJ Haddad and Gigi Limon each received an Outstanding Staff Member award. Community members gathered via Zoom Meeting for this year’s awards ceremony celebrating students, faculty and staff for their contributions on campus and beyond. The Outstanding Staff Member award recognizes staff members for their positive contributions […]

HMC-Wide Effort Produces Face Shields for Healthcare Providers

Liz Orwin

Thanks to a collaborative effort among Harvey Mudd College alumni, faculty and staff, the College has begun producing hundreds of face shields to be distributed to local healthcare providers. Using an open-source design co-created by Elizabeth Johansen ’01, engineering professor David Harris, his son, Abraham, and HMC machine shop manager Drew Price have been printing […]